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Barça's game against Napoli is drawing ever closer, as the Camp Nou hosts the Champions League Last 16 second leg on Saturday, August 8 (9pm CEST). Before then, let's look at some of the stats surrounding this exciting encounter...
165: Days since the last Champions League game
When the game gets underway, it will have been 165 days since the last appearance by Barça in the Champions League. After the enforced break in the season, the team have been active in LaLiga since the first leg at San Paolo (1-1), winning 7 games, drawing 3 and losing 1.
0: Official visits to the Camp Nou by Napoli
There has only ever been one game between Barça and Napoli at the Camp Nou, and no official match between the two sides. They met in the 2011/12 Trofeu Joan Gamper game, in which the Blaugrana won 5-0 through goals from Cesc, Keita, Pedro and Messi (x2). This 2019/20 Champions League contest will be the first official contest featuring the two teams at the stadium.
35: Consecutive games unbeaten at the Camp Nou in Europe
The Camp Nou is a fortress in European competition. No team has been able to beat Barça there since May 1, 2013, when Bayern Munich won 0-3 in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals. Since then, some 26 different teams have visited the stadium in continental action, and none have taken away a victory. Barça's record is 31 wins and 4 draws from these contests.
Only Bayern hold a better unbeaten home run in Europe, with 43 games unbeaten between 1969 and 1991.
34: Opposing sides scored against by Messi in Europe
Leo Messi has scored against 34 different clubs in the Champions League. Napoli are one of the sides missing from his list, and he could make it 35 with a goal on Saturday.
10: Barça coaches to win in their first Champions League home game
Cruyff, Robson, Serra Ferrer, Rexach, Rijkaard, Guardiola, ‘Tito’ Vilanova, ‘Tata’ Martino, Luis Enrique and Valverde all earned victory in their first home Champions League appearance as Barça coach. Van Gaal is the only exception to the trend in the 28-year history of the Champions League.
Quique Setién will have a chance to join the successful 10 this weekend.
2: Napoli's last eliminations in the Last 16
This season Napoli have reached the Last 16 of the Champions League for the third time. The previous two occasions in which they did so, in 2011/12 and 2016/17, they were eliminated by the eventual winners of the competition: Chelsea and Real Madrid, respectively.
12: Consecutive seasons in the quarter finals
Liverpool, in 2006/07, were the most recent team to deny Barça a place in the quarter finals. The last 12 seasons have all featured the Blaugrana in the last eight -a record in the Champions League.
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